• Wednesday, December 7, 2022


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Using DBT in the Treatment of Substance Use



DBT was developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders by Marha Linehan in the 70’s, but over time it’s efficacy with treating other disorders became more prevelant. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use.  In this program we will review the basic components of DBT and explore how they can be applied to treating substance use.  We will also explore it’s connection to the Twelve Step Facilitation Model. 



Wednesday, December 7, 2022     Rescheduled from August

10 - 11 a.m. PST
noon - 1 p.m. CST
1 - 2 p.m. EST
Presented live interactive via WebEx
*links to the presentation and CE pretest will be sent out the day prior to the event date to those that are registered.  A WebEx invite will also be sent a few days prior.  The registration confirmation will not populate your calendar.  
1 CE
This presentation is designed to help participants:
  • Define the basic tenets of DBT and its four modules.
  • Identify DBT skills that are useful in working with people with SUD
  • Describe connection and similarities to the 12 Step Program
  • Recognize DBT’s core skills of Radical Acceptance and Distress Tolerance

James Stolz, LICSW, LADC, is and adjunct faculty member at St Catherine’s Schools of Social Work and coordinates the Chemical Dependency minor at St. Catherine’s University and has specialized in the treatment of sexual health and sexual addiction for over 30 years.  James has presented at SASH (Society for the Advancement for Sexual Health) on the History of Sex and Sexual Addiction in the Gay Community and is a former Executive Director of the PRIDE Institute in Minnesota.  He began working in the field of sexual health at StopAids and Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, developing programming focused on developing positive and healthy sexuality services during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early nineties.  

Participants must attend the entire event and complete tests and evaluations to receive credit. Attendance tracked via virtual WebEx platform reporting. Certificates will be provided following completion of tests and evaluations.

If you have an ADA request and special requirements are needed, please contact Pam Wood at 1-651-213-4538 at least two weeks prior to the program.


Questions? Please contact Pam Wood.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, provider #1487, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period:11/22/2020-11/22/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529.  The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, NAADAC Provider #77968. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming. The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by CAADE Provider # CP20 975 C 0325, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-860-1123, CADTP provider # 125, and CA BRN CEP 16722. 

Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.


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The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health care for adults and youth, the Foundation has treatment centers and telehealth services nationwide as well as a network of collaborators throughout health care. Through charitable support and a commitment to innovation, the Foundation is able to continually enhance care, research, programs and services, and help more people. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its services and throughout the organization, which also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.

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